Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pushed out-of-the-box

I mention in an earlier post that I'm participating in a series of challenges over at Urban Anthology. Well, the bonus challenge for this week was to create a card, tag, or altered goodie using FABRIC and STAMPING. Now, anybody who's known me very long knows that I'm NOT a good card maker. I don't even really enjoy it. Something about the dimensions being something other than 12x12 really throws me off. But THEN to have to use fabric AND stamping?! I'll be honest, I was a little frightened. But it was a little fun to be pushed out of my box despite the panic at first. Alright enough rambling. Here's my card. I'm happy with the way it turned out.

I used several techniques. First off I made yo-yo flowers with pinked edges(I think that's what they're called) out of the fabric. Then layered them with felt and paper flowers. The stems are also fabric. Kind of a mistake actually. I was working on my card at the church crop last night. While I was talking to someone, I started twisting a strip of fabric between my fingers. When I looked down I realized that it'd work for a stem, so I just went with it! LOL!

For the greeting, I handcut the journaling spot and outlined it (of course!). I sanded the cardstock for a lighter distressed feel, then stamped the greeting. Oh yeah, and there's some Pink Paislee rub-ons across the bottom to fill in the gaps between the flowers.

Overall, it was a fun card to make, and I'm really glad I was pushed out of my comfort zone!


Scrappydog said...

Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful Card! Its gorgeous!!

Gina said...

That is so stinkin' cute!!!!! I think you did a great job, I LOVE your flowers and the fabric stems are ingenious!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Deanna, you did a FANTASTIC job. Make more cards, girl!